Saint-Joseph Les Granilites Blanc M Chapoutier, Northern Rhône, France 2012
100% Marsanne with 10 months in oak barrels.
Strong yellow with bright green highlights. Fresh nose, with delicate notes of white flowers and white-fleshed fruit (peaches, pears), underscored by smooth oakiness. A fresh palate and well-balanced, nice volume with delicious, dessert-like notes, mineral tautness and a long lingering finish.
Great with lemon, thyme and honey roasted pork.
“Made from Marsanne grown on granite soils, this is an organic mini-Hermitage in the making with a fine floral aromatic quality and really rich, intense pear and stonefruit flavours all nicely balanced by a refreshingly clean dry, mineral finish.” Anthony Rose, The Wine Gang, May 2014